About Kristin

Scanopgraphy by Kristin KrongardScanography by Kristin KrongardScanography by Kristin Krongard
Scanography by Kristin KrongardScanography by Kristin KrongardScanography by Kristin Krongard

With a passion for gardening, Kristin became a New Jersey Master Gardener in 1999. She has also trained at the New York Botanical Gardens in Bronx, NY, as a Landscape Designer.  At home, Kristin is an organic gardener who happily digs and plants wherever she can, working around her children’s swingset, trampoline, and grass “soccer field.”   Often a battle of plant vs. kid, she still manages grow a wide variety of both common and unusual plants.  She uses her own garden as a testing ground for her client’s landscape designs.  Her garden will be on the annual Van Vleck Roses to Rock Gardens tour on June 1 and 2, 2012.

Kristin is a self taught photographer (thanks to several mentors) and last year started participating in juried Art Shows throughout the Northeast, displaying and selling her botanical prints.

Combining her love of gardening with her desire to serve her community, Kristin has been a very active volunteer.  She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Presby Iris Gardens, Montclair, NJ and on the Board of Trustees of the Garden Club of Montclair. She has been chairman of both the Garden Club’s Avis Campbell Gardens and the Garden Club Plant Sale held at the Presby Iris Gardens, every Mother’s Day weekend.  This year the Plant Sale will be on May 11 and 12, 2012 from 10am-5pm Rain or Shine.

Kristin, her husband and two sons live in Montclair, New Jersey

Kristin was recently featured in Montclair Magazine